Watch the Sparks R Flyin' online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Soul Jazz Licks You MUST Know
Sparks R Flyin' is inspired by guitarist Melvin Sparks. This idea uses a combination of the chromatic sound found in the blues scale while getting right inside the sound of the dominant seventh chord. This idea here is played over a G7#9 chord. There is a lot of surrounding of chord tones through the use of chromatics here which really helps to define the sound of the harmony clearly.